Future Made for 200 Years

Heriot-Watt University Dubai offers an extensive range of research-informed degree programmes in a global study environment, with strong links to business and industry.

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Why choose Heriot-Watt?

Heriot-Watt University enjoys an established reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research.


We were founded in 1821 as the world's first mechanics institute. In 1966 we were granted University status by Royal Charter.

Heriot-Watt Dubai Future Made Scholarship

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Learn more about our AED 6,000 Future Made Scholarship, awarded to any foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate paying tuition fee deposit by February 15, 2023. Visit our scholarships page to understand more about the other discounts offered.

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Study at our Dubai Campus

We offer a range of programmes at degree entry, undergraduate and postgraduate level.


A truly international university with five global campuses, partners in 150 countries and 30,000 students studying worldwide.


200th Anniversary

200th anniversary

Heriot-Watt University is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding roots in Scotland in 1821, which created the world's first mechanics institute in the heart of Edinburgh.

Join us for a programme of events and debates.

200th anniversary
The James Watt statue at the Edinburgh Campus with fireworks exploding overhead

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Top 5

We are rated 270th in the world, 33rd in UK and 5th in Scotland.

QS World University Rankings 2022